How to make a cover for the knife with his hands
Many hunters know that to remove the knife much harder than removing it. So most of them are very responsible approach to the selection of the sheath. However, some newcomers do not know how to choose the right case for a knife.
The history of the manufacture of the sheath began in the XIII century. At the time they were popular not only among men but also in women. Already in those days universal knife with identical success used both for cooking and for hunting. In addition, it was considered an essential attribute of equipment valiant warriors.
In that era, were especially popular holsters for knives from the skin. The inner side of the sheath called the membrane, and the outer was considered the front. To enhance the water repellent properties of the surface of leather covered with special protective layer consisting of oils and fats. Before you can make a case for the knife, our ancestors chose a piece of calfskin, the thickness of which was only two millimeters. During the archaeological excavations, scientists were able to find a sheath made of cowhide, goatskin and sheep skin.
What to look for when buying?
Choosing a case for a knife, it is necessary to pay special attention to the material from which it is made. Because on its quality depends the life of the sheath. You should not ignore the fact how comfortable you any instance. Ideally, the knife should be easily removed from the case. The mouth of the sheath should not be not too narrow, not too wide.
Buying a case knife, you should pay attention to what and how it is attached. It should not be a complicated locks and clasps. A quality sheath is made not just of leather but also of wood, covered with this same leather. In the process of selecting, consider the type of knife that will be stored in them. Ideal for small leather pouches, and for large hunting knives – wood.
How to make a sheath for medium to large hunting knives?
Unfortunately, not all stores you can find a suitable case. Those who failed to do so, do not worry. Because you can make a case for the knife with his hands. For this purpose it is necessary to stock up on a thick piece of felt, leather belt, layered plywood, epoxy resin and hardener, Mylar, thread, sandpaper and a file.
From layered plywood should be cut two plates, the shape of which is identical to the knife blade. The size of the workpiece should be slightly greater than the dimensions of the blade itself. The surface of both plates need to handle the epoxy resin with the hardener. The top should be glued in advance cut the felt. After the glue dries you can trim the excess felt. Then you need to take both the workpiece and attach them to each other so that the felt part was inside. Next, using epoxy glue a loop of leather belt. Plate of the sheath are treated with epoxy resin and immediately tightly wrapped Dacron thread. Waited for the glue to grab threads and plywood, you can apply a fresh layer of resin and wound another layer of thread. For greater strength it is recommended to make at least four such layers.
After complete hardening of the resin can proceed to the grinding of the sheath. To give them the desired shape using a file and sandpaper. The finished product has an aesthetic appearance, it is necessary to paint or wrap the braid.
How to make a cover for knife made of PVC?
For the production of such a sheath must be reserved with a sharp knife, heat gun and a piece of PVC pipe, which is widely used in the implementation of the plumbing work. The latter can be purchased at any hardware store. For the manufacture of such a sheath will require no more than half an hour.
First, you need to cut a piece of pipe of the desired length. Making on the tube a longitudinal incision, it is necessary to soften with an industrial Hairdryer. After that pliable plastic can be folded into the sheath. Surpluses are cut with a sharp knife.
After that you need to invest in a case knife and re-heat the plastic near the handle. The softened material can easily make a comfortable notch under the handle. For fastening of a sheath is necessary along the seam line to make some holes for screws or rivets. At the final stage, you need to make a mount for a belt. It is advisable to cut it from a piece of leather. Eyelet for strap fastened to the scabbard by rivets.